Elementary Assistant Principal (Immediate)

  • Nashville, TN, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: School Leadership
  • Grade Level: Elementary
  • Subject: General Elementary
  • Start Date: Immediate opening

Company Description

KIPP Nashville is a network of high-performing public schools that has been committed to creating joyful, academically excellent schools in Nashville since 2005. KIPP Nashville is part of the acclaimed KIPP Network, which educates 100,000+ students nation-wide and supports students to college graduation through our KIPP Through College program.
KIPP Nashville currently operates 3 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 1 high school. 94% of our 2020 alumni graduated high school with acceptance to college and are projected to complete college at a rate 3x that of their peers. 86% of our students identify as Black or Latinx and 16% are identified as diverse learners. We are excited to continue our growth to ensure all students in Nashville have access to an excellent education.
Our mission is that, together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence they need to pursue the paths they choose - college, career, and beyond - so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.
If you share this belief, if you have a proven willingness to do what it takes for students to achieve, if you thrive in an environment that is both collaborative and entrepreneurial, then you are already a KIPPster.

Job Description

The Assistant Principal assumes the primary responsibility for supporting a school culture that sets high-expectations and empowers students to develop the knowledge, skills, and character traits necessary to pursue a choice-filled life. As an instructional coach, and through the direct coaching of teachers, the Assistant Principal will focus on maximizing school-wide academic growth and character development. In partnership with the Principal, the Assistant Principal will ensure that teachers and students feel well supported in their daily work. The Assistant Principal has a strong understanding of race and equity, and is passionate about developing teachers to become stronger leaders. This position requires an organized and consistent educator with a concrete vision of excellence, adult leadership experience, the ability to build outstanding relationships with students, teachers, and families, and a talent for building a school culture. The Assistant Principal will report to the Principal.

Responsibilities of the Assistant Principal will include, but are not limited to:

  • Student Culture

    • Work closely with the Principal to establish a loving, structured, and achievement-oriented school culture

    • Facilitate faculty training and support around discipline, relationships, expectations, consistency, and management

    • Coordinate and implement a school-wide discipline system with meaningful incentives and consequences in multi-class settings (i.e. buses, arrival, dismissal, breakfast, lunch, and recess)

    • Act as the first contact for student behavior support that are flagged by teachers

    • Conduct regular school culture walkthroughs and audits to help staff maintain a high bar of excellence

    • Problem-solve with students, teachers, and families to improve behavior of individual students over time

  • Engage Families

    • Proactively builds and maintains strong relationships with all families beginning in the summer and serves as a model for strong family engagement in the school

    • Develop ongoing professional learning experiences to build the skill of strong family engagement in staff

    • Assist teachers to develop strong partnerships with parents by enhancing communications

    • Work closely with faculty to develop strategic plans to monitor family engagement and act proactively

    • Design and execute plan for involving parents in students’ academic and character development

    • Conduct meetings with students and families

    • Establish and maintain strong communication lines with all parents and share progress

    • Be available for open houses, parent-teacher conferences and other events involving parents

    • Lead ongoing parent workshops focused on academics and character

  • Instructional Excellence and Management

    • Coach Lead and Associate Teachers toward development goals related to classroom culture, management and instruction once a week, as well as deliver instructional professional development school-wide

    • Provide feedback on aims and assessments weekly

    • Conduct data meetings with teachers after each benchmark assessment, and monitor overall academic progress for students

    • Assist in writing and revising benchmark assessments

    • Assist Principal in coordinating and managing state, MAP and interim assessments

  • Growth Mindset

    • Willing to offer support and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and improvement

    • Participate in school-wide and individual professional development, including pre-service training over the summer and weekly during the academic year

  • Other

    • Perform duties such as monitoring lunch, arrival, dismissal, covering classes, etc.

    • Carry out any additional daily school duties as decided upon by the Principal

    • Responsible for school in the Principal’s absence

    • Ensure effective field lessons, school events, and extracurricular activities

    • Model school core values and character strengths at all times


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least three years of experience teaching and coaching teachers with a proven record of high achievement, preferably in an educationally under-resourced community

  • Demonstrated success in building relationships and trust with leaders, teachers, students, parents and community

  • Strong instructional acumen and ability to use data to evaluate strategic options

  • Clear understanding of culturally responsive pedagogy and leadership

  • Superb personal organization skills to keep on top of deadlines and measures of accountability

Additional Information

Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience, and includes benefits. This position will work and be compensated according to a 12-month administrative schedule.

Apply directly online. Please contact Alyssa Dudley, Director of Recruitment, at [email protected] with questions.

KIPP Nashville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual preference, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, pregnancy, or veteran status.

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